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December 2011 Schedule of Artist Workshops at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store

Here is our schedule for Artist Workshops for December 2011 at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store. These are usually 4 to 5 hour long "Hands On" workshops with the instructors demonstrating and teaching various art techniques. You will be creating during the workshop as you learn. These workshops have a fee, a list of supplies to bring to work with, and require registration. Please regiester early to be sure of a spot in the workshop, and to make sure workshops are not cancelled due to low enrollment. To Register, please call the Bellevue Store at: 425-643-1781. 
Also, don't forget about our FREE art demos too!

Workshop: Business of Art - Turn your Art into Cards & Cash with Ray Pfortner
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
Making greeting cards from your art is great for self-promotion and gifts. But what about selling your cards? How do you price them? Where can you sell them – and how?
In this workshop you will learn how to manufacture your cards, from scanning to selecting art to materials, always emphasizing how to maximize your profit. But the focus will be on how to turn those cards into cash – through direct sales, selling partners and reps. We will also explore how to license your art to commercial card companies. Making greeting cards from your art is great for self-promotion and gifts.
001 900 456
$85 per day
10 am to 4 pm

WATERCOLOR: Painting Holiday Themes with Kay Barnes
Sunday, December 4th, 2011
Here's your chance to create a very unique piece of fine art to hang in your entryway or over the mantle for the holidays! You might also reproduce your painting created in this workshop for your own unique greeting cards.
Working from your photos or your imagination, we will start with a loose and juicy wet into wet painting and with layering, lifting and numerous other watercolor techniques, create a beautiful winter wonderland. You may wish to add figures, birds or other wildlife, skiers etc. to make it uniquely your own. This will be a fast paced class which will help you expand and explore your skills. Some experience helpful but not required.
01 025 506
$85 per day
11 am to 4 pm

MIXED MEDIA: Cards & Gifts with Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
International Traveling Workshop Instructors, Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling demonstrate creative painting techniques for holiday cards and gifts. The authors of Make Every Day A Painting, will share a portion of their manual on how they paint quick studies which they will use to create artful cards and gifts. They will demonstrate using watercolor ground as a base for painting on a multiple of items, photo transfers, stamping, working with various gel mediums and more.
001 900 671
$85 per day
10 am to 3 pm

WATERCOLOR: Painting Portraits in Watercolor with Dan Riley
Monday, December 12th, 2011
This workshop is about painting fast and easy portraits in watercolor. A review of facial proportions, shadow dynamics, and edge control is followed by demonstration of techniques for free and loose watercolor application. Hands on exercises will help you experience the watercolor medium as being fun and playful rather than fearful and demanding. You’ll learn a lot and have a good time doing it.
001 900 341
$85 per day
10 am to 4:30 pm

OIL: Oil Painting without Mineral Spirits with Steve Whitney
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
Have you avoided oil painting for fear of exposure to mineral spirits? Or would you like to reduce or eliminate them from your studio? If your answer to either question is yes, this one-day workshop by award-winning painter Steve Whitney is for you. Steve will discuss studio safety, demonstrate various techniques, and help you create a painting from scratch without using mineral spirits either for thinning your paint or cleaning your brushes.
001 900 476
$85 per day
10 am to 4 pm

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